The Revival Tour
Occupation: annual tour
Genre[s]: acoustic, blues, bluegrass, folk
In the past 6 years or so, there has been a huge movement of front men going on solo tours and folk rock vocalist joining them on the road. This movement has been coined the “Revival Movement”. It has mainly been in the punk rock scene with Mike Ness (Social Distortion), Nick 13 (Tiger Army), Tony Sly (No Use For A Name), Joey Cape (Lagwagon/Bad Astronaut/Me First And The Gimme Gimmes), Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio/Heavens/And The Sekrets), just to name a small few. They have put their electric guitars on hold and picked up their acoustics and gone on unplugged tours. In this article, I’m going to talk about 4 amazing musicians that graced The Revival Tour stage for the 2012 tour; Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), Cory Branan and Nathaniel Rateliff.
Occupation: Band (currently disbanded)
Genre[s]: Straight Edge hardcore
It saddens me to say that after 9 years of mayhem, the straight edge hardcore group Casey Jones will be hitting the stage for the last time this month! I heard the news at the beginning of this year that they were getting ready to hit the road for their Farewell Tour starting Jan. 12th @ The Kingdom in Richmond, Virginia and ending Feb. 4th @ The Pit in Jacksonville, Florida, hitting 24 cities total all over the US and also some stops in Canada. On tour with Casey Jones is Death Before Dishonor (Boston hardcore), Hundredth (South Carolina hardcore), No Bragging Rights (California hardcore), Boys No Good (Florida melodic hardcore) and various locals in every stop.
Earlier this year, San Diego’s brutal death metal/slam outfit Pathology completed a successful 3-week west coast headlining tour that also went down into Mexico for 4 shows.
“Our west coast tour was fun and successful,” states drummer Dave Astor. “We really got to play some smaller markets on the run and I was happy to see some old and new fans come out, especially to some of these more rural areas that we’ve never played. Hopefully we can do this as intensive west coast run once a year.”